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Launch of Third Sector Empowerment Practitioners Forum 24th April 2009 Eve Davidson Programme Manager North West Together We Can.

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2 Launch of Third Sector Empowerment Practitioners Forum 24th April 2009 Eve Davidson Programme Manager North West Together We Can

3 Who are North West Together We Can?

4 Who are North West Together We Can? We are:

5 Who are North West Together We Can? We are: A partnership of third sector organisations, public sector agencies, local authorities and academic institutions

6 Who are North West Together We Can? We are: Part of the National Empowerment Partnership

7 Who are North West Together We Can? We are: One of nine Regional Empowerment Partnerships launched in 2006

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9 Voluntary and Community Sector regional organisations – VSNW, Community NW NW Improvement and Efficiency Partnership and its programme partners – Neighbourhoods NW Empowerment Champions – Salford and Cumbria Take Part Stockport MBC Our Key Partners include:

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11 What is our role? To help develop collaborative learning, practice and research To co-ordinate activities: share learning, develop knowledge and explore the best way to fill gaps To support a strategic approach to community empowerment and engagement across the region

12 Empowerment: What is it? Giving individuals and communities the ability to influence the decisions that affect them and the services they use

13 How can North West Together We Can help your organisation?

14 We can provide support: North West Citizenship/Take Part Network Participatory Budgeting at NWTWC launch conference The Gender and Participation Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University

15 We undertake research: The future of Community Empowerment Networks Young people’s engagement in participation NI4 – People Feeling They Can Influence Service Delivery in their locality

16 We can help support learning: Action Learning Sets Learning Exchange Seminars Conferences Training

17 We encourage Community Development: Community Development Challenge Community Activist Network

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19 Our strategy for Continue to promote best practice and expertise in community empowerment Bring together Activists, Councillors, Officers, and Community Workers to share learning and experiences Support Local Authorities and Communities to develop activities to meet National Indicator 4 Developing Community Led Research

20 North West Together We Can needs your participation to make a difference in the North West Please give us your support

21 For further information please contact: Eve Davidson Programme Manager North West Together We Can


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